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Subject: Recs for thrillers set in present-day Europe?
Date Posted: 6/4/2009 8:46 PM ET
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I know this is really vague...I'm only just starting to get into the thriller genre in general.  I like conspiracy and technological aspects, and I'm not a huge fan of the grizzled ex-military type hero, but I'm not too picky since I'm not all that sure what's out there.  If anyone can suggest anything good I'd really appreciate it. :)

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 9:10 PM ET
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Daniel Silva's series about Israeli agent/art restorer Gabriel Allon is excellent. Not to mention topical.

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Date Posted: 6/4/2009 10:23 PM ET
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Have you read TOm Clancy or Steve Berry? I really enjoy both authors.  TOm Clancy's Jack Ryan series follows the life of Jack Ryan through the CIA and up to Presidency through attacks by all kinds of enemies of the state.  Steve Berry has a couple of singular books and a series. His books are about Atlanta lawyers (usually) who find themselves caught up in a conspiracy in some foreign country. Most of them have some element of history in them.

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 1:09 AM ET
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I will check out Daniel Silva's books, thanks.

I just finished a book by Steve Berry literally five minutes ago, and I really enjoyed it so I'll definitely read more from him.  I think I've read some books by Tom Clancy, but it's been awhile so I'll try those too.

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 10:48 AM ET
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Have you tried the Aimee Luduc series by Cara Black?  You can find them listed here: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/B_Authors/Black_Cara.html

I started the first one a year ago and at the time, it didn't grab my attention but I did like the writing and the Paris setting so I didn't take them off my RL.  I'm sure I'll go back to them.  Others have said that this series gets stronger as it moves along.

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 4:55 PM ET
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Thanks, I'll be on the lookout for those as well!

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:53 PM ET
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Jack Dubrul and Jon Land come to mind - can't think of anyone else off the top of my head. Read one Dubrul and it was good, but have read a couple of Land's Blaine McCracken books and loved them, still have a slew of them TBR.